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Old 07-23-05, 09:27 AM
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Looking for a program to convert flac to mp3

Hopefully a free one.
Thanks in advance!
Old 07-23-05, 10:12 AM
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foobar2000 does it natively.

just be sure when you install it you take the 'full' option...or whatever it's called. just don't click through and you'll get the plugin.
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I've read that the conversion needs to be done in more than one step. FLAC or SHN straight to mp3 is too much of a conversion at once. I'm not sure about programs for Windows as I have a Mac, but I use Flacer and xAct to convert to AIFF or WAV, and then I convert that to either mp3 or AAC.
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
I've read that the conversion needs to be done in more than one step. FLAC or SHN straight to mp3 is too much of a conversion at once. I'm not sure about programs for Windows as I have a Mac, but I use Flacer and xAct to convert to AIFF or WAV, and then I convert that to either mp3 or AAC.
out of curiosity, where did you read this? flac is in and of itself lossless, mp3 is lossy. it seems odd that going "lossless -> lossy" would be too much compared to "lossless -> lossless -> lossy".

not flaming, just wondering.

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Originally Posted by kms_md
out of curiosity, where did you read this? flac is in and of itself lossless, mp3 is lossy. it seems odd that going "lossless -> lossy" would be too much compared to "lossless -> lossless -> lossy".

not flaming, just wondering.

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I got on a kick downloading DMB shows not too long ago, and had to do some searching for recommended programs I could use for Mac. I ran across this site:
http://evanz.org/quixotic/846/conver...out-on-the-web

Check out #5 on the list. I think that's probably where I got the impression from. Maybe someone can come in and verify if it's really better to go SHN->AIFF->MP3.
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dBpoweramp.
What he said. it's free and it's great.
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agreed = db is the shiznit
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
I got on a kick downloading DMB shows not too long ago, and had to do some searching for recommended programs I could use for Mac. I ran across this site:
http://evanz.org/quixotic/846/conver...out-on-the-web

Check out #5 on the list. I think that's probably where I got the impression from. Maybe someone can come in and verify if it's really better to go SHN->AIFF->MP3.
thanks for looking. i usually record my shows flac -> wav (for cds) -> AAC (via itunes) for the ipod.

kms

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